Notice for the launch of the public consultation on the draft BEREC Report on COVID-19 crisis – lessons learned regarding communications networks and services for a resilient society
During the 47th BEREC ordinary meeting (10 June 2021), the Board of Regulators has approved the draft BEREC Report on COVID-19 crisis – lessons learned regarding communications networks and services for a resilient society for public consultation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the European electronic communications markets. As lockdown measures were introduced across the European Union from spring 2020, the demand for electronic communications services and the requested capacity of electronic communications networks spiked significantly. The crisis has clearly demonstrated that connectivity is essential for all sectors of society.
To this effect, BEREC has prepared a draft report to record the measures that NRAs implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and assess the impact of the crisis on the sector. The report collects case studies and draws regulatory lessons to ensure that European electronic communication networks are future-proof.
You may submit your contributions here. The deadline (26 July 2021) has been extended to 9 August 2021 close of business.
Contributions should be sent preferably in English.
In accordance with the BEREC policy on public consultations, BEREC will publish all contributions and a summary of the contributions, respecting confidentiality requests. Any such requests should clearly indicate which information is considered confidential.